LION will offer coaching to Canadian members at no cost through April

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March 6, 2023 by Elaine Díaz Rodríguez

Photo by Ben Robbins on Unplash
Photo by Ben Robbins on Unplash

We’ve heard from Canadian news entrepreneurs that they’re eager for more coaching and resources tailored to their specific needs and context. That’s why we’re excited to offer free, 45-minute coaching sessions for LION members in Canada. Whether you are struggling to generate revenue or seeking innovative approaches to leading a remote team, these sessions are the perfect opportunity to talk through your ideas and develop strategies to overcome your business challenges. 

Coaches Hannah Sung and Natasha Grzincinc have extensive experience working in and with independent news publishers. Each coach will be hosting meetings between March 27 and April 28. 

Read more about each coach and sign up for a session by completing the form below. After completing the form, LION will confirm your membership and send you a link via email to book a coaching session.

Hannah Sung

Hannah Sung is a co-founder of the award-winning Media Girlfriends, a production company led by journalists of color who prioritize inclusion, diversity and perspectives in media. She is also founder of the At The End Of the Day newsletter and podcast, which was named an Apple Podcasts Best of 2022. Previously, she worked at the Globe and Mail and TVO. In 2020, she was the Asper Fellow at the University of Western Ontario. Hannah began her career in music television at MuchMusic, where she hosted shows including MuchNews and The NewMusic.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Starting your news business
  • Products/Editorial products
  • Newsletters
  • Revenue generation
  • Podcasting
  • Trauma-informed reporting

Natasha Grzincic

Natasha Grzincic (Gur-zin-sitch) is a Massey journalism fellow at the University of Toronto. She’s on leave from her role as deputy editor at VICE News, where she oversees newsroom development and leads coverage on the climate crisis and social justice. Tash is also a co-founder of Canadian Journalists of Colour, a networking group that supports racialized journalists. Previously, Tash was Madame Deputy at VICE Canada, put the mother in Motherboard (as senior editor), and was digital news lead at the Toronto Star. She’s also worked in the nonprofit world, at the global free expression network IFEX, and in print and magazines.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Editorial strategy
  • Practice your pitch
  • Leading remote teams
  • Working with freelancers
  • Budgeting
  • Finding success as a journalist of color

This opportunity is open to LION members based in Canada. Although we encourage all our Canadian members to apply, we will be prioritizing news publishers who didn’t participate in the GNI Startups Boot Camp Canada, as those members are already receiving ongoing coaching.

Sign up today:

If you have any questions, reach out to LION’s Senior Manager of Coaching, Elaine Diaz ([email protected]) to learn more.

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